The BMW M is celebrating its 50th anniversary, dusting off retro colors and a new badge

BMW M 50th anniversary

It’s going to be a great year for M fans.


The BMW M division is 50 years old in 2022, and BMW showed what lies ahead to help celebrate the milestone. On Wednesday, the company unveiled a throwback badge and some very cool color options coming to M-badged cars next year.

The brand is reminiscent of the classic “BMW Motorsports” emblem seen on lots of vintage BMW animals from that time. The standard BMW brand remains, but the iconic M hashmark colors surround the emblem. It’s a nice, thoughtful touch. Every proper M-model (think M3, M4, X3 M and so on) produced from March 2022 onwards will have this emblem on the front, rear and on the wheels. Customers can also specifically request this badge from January 2022. It will also be optional for the series, which is not a full neck M-mobile, and available for M340i, M440i and the like.

We do not yet have pictures of all the possibilities of modern M cars, but BMW also shared that it will produce its series of M cars with 50 “iconic and historically significant” paint colors. The colors will be offered on select models for 2022 and include excellent shades like Dakar Yellow, Fire Orange, Daytona Violet, Macao Blue and Imola Red.

However, that is not all. BMW plans to introduce the world to its first electrified “high-performance” M model during this anniversary year, and a special version of the M4 coupe is coming. In addition, the German brand is in the late development of the next generation M2. Truly, it will be a year filled with treats for the believers M.

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